Jessica Deahl is an editor for NPR's award-winning program All Things Considered. There she works closely with NPR hosts in the shaping of program segments and arranges interviews with key newsmakers in the most central, relevant stories of the day.
She is the recipient of a 2017 Gracie Award from The Alliance of Women in Media for a 12-part NPR series called "Stretched: Working Parents' Juggling Act," which covered topics ranging from the dearth of parental leave to the scarcity of childcare in the United States.
She did her graduate studies at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Fourth-generation funeral director Patrick Kearns and his brother-in-law Paul Kearns-Stanley are partners in a 120-year-old family funeral business. They describe their unrelenting work and worries.
Johnathan Lee Iverson, the first African-American ringmaster of "The Greatest Show on Earth," helms the famed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for its last performance this Sunday.
The website "dronestagram" is a gold mine of riveting images (think Instagram for drone pics). We picked some of the most captivating shots from the past year.
Over the past two weeks, we have examined some of the challenges American working parents experience, and solutions proposed to alleviate those burdens. Now we hear from listeners who are working parents around in the country about the issues most pressing to them.
Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, the U.S. is one of a small handful that do not have a national paid parental leave law. Most of the world reached a standard on this issue decades ago.